Rwanda | Rwimbogo: Leaders rise to fight consequences of illegal marriages
To quicken the event, couples were made to vow at the same time
After sensitization on dangers of illegal marriages in Gatsibo district, Rwimbogo sector leaders decided to join willing couples in civil marriage from their cells of residences.
This came to life after it was confirmed that many couples are illegally married in Rwimbogo sector in Gatsibo district.
During the event to start the activity, 60 couples were wedded at the sector offices.
Jackson Arora, in charge of civil registration in Rwimbogo sector reveals that there are many residents illegally married. However, they aspire to wed 500 couples this year.
The wedded couples confess that though they have not been married for so long, illegal marriages deprive them of the respect in the man’s or husband’s family.
Jean Bosco Hakizabazungu who participated asserts, “It’s a valuable act. We used to think that if you wed your wife can never respect you since you have equal rights.”
The executive secretary of Rwimbogo sector, John Mushumba says that they are going to register and wed illegally married couples in cells so as to implement the performance contract.
Apart from that, the local leadership expects a lot from this activity like reducing family conflicts, family development and human right observance.
Sensitization is being carried out by Rwimbogo sector administration in partnership with AJIPRODHO (the youth association for human rights promotion and development).
AJPRODHO is a Local not for profit making organization whose mission is to empower youth for Human rights respect and advocate for social-economic betterment.